Overseas students ‘add £20bn’ to UK economy 海外學生每年為英國經濟注入200億英鎊

Students boost UK economy

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英國高等教育政策研究所(Higher Education Policy Institute)的一項最新研究分析顯示,國際學生對英國經濟的貢獻要比接待他們的成本高出十倍。分析報告指出,不只是學費這一項開銷,國際學生在英期間的消費也已成為支撐當地經濟的重要部分。

There are about 230,000 international students starting university in the UK each year. As well as tuition fees, the report says many local jobs depend upon their spending on everything from accommodation to restaurants and taxis.                                                                          

This is calculated as being worth, on average, more than £30m for every constituency. The think tank‘s director, Nick Hillman, says it shows international students should be removed from immigration targets. But the Home Office says that there is no limit on genuine students and that there are no plans to change the rules.

每年約有23萬國際學生選擇在英國上大學。英國高等教育政策研究所發表的報告說,不單靠學生交納的學費,英國當地的很多工作都依賴于這些國際生在住宿、餐飲、交通等所有衣食住行方面的支出。

平均算下來,國際學生在英國的花銷相當于給每個英國國會選區三千多萬英鎊的貢獻。這家智庫的主任尼克·希爾曼(Nick Hillman)說,這份報告說明國際學生不該成為移民局針對限制的目標對象。但英國內政部表示他們對于真正要來英國求學的學生數量並沒有限制,他們也沒有修改現行政策的計劃。

1. 詞匯表

tuition fees(大學)學費
depend upon 依賴于,依靠于
accommodation 住宿
worth 值…錢
constituency 英國國會選區
think tank 智囊團
immigration targets 移民局針對限制的目標對象
genuine 真正的,並非偽造的

2. 
閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題

1. Name something in the report that overseas students spend their money on.

2. Why do you think Nick Hillman wants international students not to be included in immigration targets?

3. What type of students do the Home Office say it does not limit the numbers of?

4. True or false? There are about 230,000 overseas students in UK universities every year.

3. 答案

1. Name something in the report that overseas students spend their money on.
Accommodation, eating at restaurants, using taxis

2. Why do you think Nick Hillman wants international students not to be included in immigration targets?
Because they spend money which adds to the UK economy.

3. What type of students do the Home Office say it does not limit the numbers of?
It says there is no limit on genuine students.

4. True or false? There are about 230,000 overseas students in UK universities every year.
False. There are about 230,000 international students starting university in the UK each year but there are other students already studying in the UK.

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